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Water Oak/Whisper Bend Homeowner Association Board of Directors Announcements

  • The next regular Whisper Bend/Water Oak Board of Directors meeting will be on Tuesday, July11, 2023 at 6:00 PM via a Zoom call.  The Zoom link, the meeting ID, and passcode will be on the meeting agenda along with dial-in numbers. They will be provided closer to the meeting.


The Community Improvement Committee is looking for additional volunteers to help work on developing more community-involved activities! While we have sponsored seasonal decorating contests that make our community shine, and we have improved the front entrance lighting, signage and landscaping, we are trying to create more opportunities for neighbors to get involved. We would like to plan special events periodically to encourage neighbors to meet and greet, and to possibly bring in speakers on important topics such as neighborhood fire and personal safety, and hurricane preparedness, to name just 2. We want to look for additional ways to keep our community beautiful. In addition, last year we brought back the Community Garage Sale, but have no one to coordinate it this year. We would like to expand the scope of activities, but need additional ideas and helpers!  

If you are interested in helping us, or have an idea you’d like to work on, please contact the Committee Chairman Arlene Merriman, at Additional committee members are Antaeus Balevre and Carol Sonnemann.   

Manatee County Information


When a holiday falls on a scheduled pickup day, trash will be collected one day later than your scheduled pickup day for the rest of that week. Regular collection days resume the following Monday. These are the observed  holidays.




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Yard Waste Preparation Information - Rules for disposing of yard waste

Waste Wizard - Solid waste and recycling tool to let you know whether an item is garbage or should be recycled

              2023 Manatee County Watering Restrictions

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Paw Patch Dog Park is a fenced-in, 2-acre off leash dog park located at Manatee County's Creekwood Park.  It is at 7025 44th Avenue East, Bradenton.  Drive up Creekwood Blvd to 44th Avenue East.  Turn left on 44th and the park will be on your right.         Here is a link to the Paw Patch Dog Park's website.  

Please DO NOT park any vehicles in front of our mailboxes.  The mail carrier will not deliver mail if the mail box is blocked, then you and 3 of your neighbors will not get your mail.  The mail carriers are not allowed to get out of the mail truck for normal-sized mail.

Manatee County Animal Ordinance 12-10, Sec. 2-4-11, paragraph (d) states: "The owner or custodian of a dog or cat must have direct control of such animal at all times."  This means that dogs MUST be on a leash. Please make sure your dog is not running loose.  Click here to see the entire Manatee County Animal Ordinance.  Take them to the Paw Patch Dog Park to run loose (see above).

REMINDER: Residents and contractors (lawn people, etc.) MUST NOT pour toxic or other chemicals in the gutters, down the sewers in the street, or into the lake from their back yards. It can pollute our lakes and sicken or kill the wildlife in them.  Grass clippings in the lake cause the algae and scum to thrive.

Welcome to Whisper Bend

a.k.a.  Water Oak

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